NCAA Tournament History for Kentucky

+ indicates wins over a higher seeded team.
- indicates losses to a lower seeded team.

Overall Record: 131-53, 0.712

YearConferenceRegionSeed
Results
2019SECMidwest2
  • beat M 15 Abilene Christian 79-44
  • beat M 7 Wofford 62-56
  • beat M 3 Houston 62-58
  • -lost to M 5 Auburn 71-77, OT
  • 2018SECSouth5
  • beat S 12 Davidson 78-73
  • beat S 13 Buffalo 95-75
  • -lost to S 9 Kansas St 58-61
  • 2017SECSouth2
  • beat S 15 Northern Kentucky 79-70
  • beat S 10 Wichita St 65-62
  • beat S 3 UCLA 86-75
  • lost to S 1 North Carolina 73-75
  • 2016SECEast4
  • beat E 13 Stony Brook 85-57
  • -lost to E 5 Indiana 67-73
  • 2015SECMidwest1
  • beat M 16 Hampton 79-56
  • beat M 8 Cincinnati 64-51
  • beat M 5 West Virginia 78-39
  • beat M 3 Notre Dame 68-66
  • lost to W 1 Wisconsin 64-71
  • 2014SECMidwest8
  • beat M 9 Kansas St 56-49
  • +beat M 1 Wichita St 78-76
  • +beat M 4 Louisville 74-69
  • +beat M 2 Michigan 75-72
  • +beat W 2 Wisconsin 74-73
  • lost to E 7 Connecticut 54-60
  • 2012SECSouth1
  • beat S 16 Western Ky 81-66
  • beat S 8 Iowa State 87-71
  • beat S 4 Indiana 102-90
  • beat S 3 Baylor 82-70
  • beat W 4 Louisville 69-61
  • beat M 2 Kansas 67-59
  • 2011SECEast4
  • beat E 13 Princeton 59-57
  • beat E 5 West Virginia 71-63
  • +beat E 1 Ohio State 62-60
  • +beat E 2 North Carolina 76-69
  • lost to W 3 Connecticut 55-56
  • 2010SECEast1
  • beat E 16 East Tenn St 100-71
  • beat E 9 Wake Forest 90-60
  • beat E 12 Cornell 62-45
  • -lost to E 2 West Virginia 66-73
  • 2008SECSouth11
  • lost to S 6 Marquette 66-74
  • 2007SECWest8
  • beat W 9 Villanova 67-58
  • lost to W 1 Kansas 76-88
  • 2006SECEast8
  • beat E 9 UAB 69-64
  • lost to E 1 Connecticut 83-87
  • 2005SECSouth2
  • beat S 15 Eastern Ky 72-64
  • beat S 7 Cincinnati 69-60
  • beat S 6 Utah 62-52
  • -lost to S 5 Michigan St 88-94, 2 OT
  • 2004SECMidwest1
  • beat M 16 Florida A&M 96-76
  • -lost to M 9 UAB 75-76
  • 2003SECMidwest1
  • beat M 16 IUPUI 95-64
  • beat M 9 Utah 74-54
  • beat M 5 Wisconsin 63-57
  • -lost to M 3 Marquette 69-83
  • 2002SECEast4
  • beat E 13 Valparaiso 83-68
  • beat E 12 Tulsa 87-82
  • lost to E 1 Maryland 68-78
  • 2001SECEast2
  • beat E 15 Holy Cross 72-68
  • beat E 7 Iowa 92-79
  • -lost to E 6 Southern Cal 76-80
  • 2000SECMidwest5
  • beat M 12 St. Bonaventure 85-80, 2 OT
  • lost to M 4 Syracuse 50-52
  • 1999SECMidwest3
  • beat M 14 New Mexico St 82-60
  • beat M 6 Kansas 92-88, OT
  • beat M 10 Miami-Ohio 58-43
  • lost to M 1 Michigan St 66-73
  • 1998SECSouth2
  • beat S 15 South Carolina St 82-67
  • beat S 10 Saint Louis 88-61
  • beat S 6 UCLA 94-68
  • +beat S 1 Duke 86-84
  • beat M 3 Stanford 86-85, OT
  • beat W 3 Utah 78-69
  • 1997SECWest1
  • beat W 16 Montana 92-54
  • beat W 8 Iowa 75-69
  • beat W 4 St. Joseph's 83-68
  • beat W 2 Utah 72-59
  • beat M 1 Minnesota 78-69
  • -lost to SE 4 Arizona 79-84, OT
  • 1996SECMidwest1
  • beat M 16 San Jose St 110-72
  • beat M 9 Virginia Tech 84-60
  • beat M 4 Utah 101-70
  • beat M 2 Wake Forest 83-63
  • beat E 1 Massachusetts 81-74
  • beat W 4 Syracuse 76-67
  • 1995SECSoutheast1
  • beat SE 16 Mt St. Mary's 113-67
  • beat SE 9 Tulane 82-60
  • beat SE 5 Arizona St 97-73
  • -lost to SE 2 North Carolina 61-74
  • 1994SECSoutheast3
  • beat SE 14 Tennessee St 83-70
  • -lost to SE 6 Marquette 63-75
  • 1993SECSoutheast1
  • beat SE 16 Rider 96-52
  • beat SE 8 Utah 83-62
  • beat SE 5 Wake Forest 103-69
  • beat SE 3 Florida St 106-81
  • lost to W 1 Michigan 78-81, OT
  • 1992SECEast2
  • beat E 15 Old Dominion 88-69
  • beat E 10 Iowa State 106-98
  • beat E 3 Massachusetts 87-77
  • lost to E 1 Duke 103-104, OT
  • 1988SECSoutheast2
  • beat SE 15 Southern U 99-84
  • beat SE 7 Maryland 90-81
  • -lost to SE 6 Villanova 74-80
  • 1987SECSoutheast8
  • -lost to SE 9 Ohio State 77-91
  • 1986SECSoutheast1
  • beat SE 16 Davidson 75-55
  • beat SE 8 Western Ky 71-64
  • beat SE 5 Alabama 68-63
  • -lost to SE 11 LSU 57-59
  • 1985SECWest12
  • +beat W 5 Washington 66-58
  • +beat W 4 UNLV 64-61
  • lost to W 1 St. John's 70-86
  • 1984SECMideast1
  • beat ME 8 BYU 93-68
  • beat ME 5 Louisville 72-67
  • beat ME 2 Illinois 54-51
  • lost to W 1 Georgetown 40-53
  • 1983SECMideast3
  • beat ME 11 Ohio 57-40
  • +beat ME 2 Indiana 64-59
  • lost to ME 1 Louisville 68-80, OT
  • 1982SECMideast6
  • -lost to ME 11 Middle Tenn St 44-50
  • 1981SECMideast2
  • -lost to ME 7 UAB 62-69
  • 1980SECMideast1
  • beat ME 8 Florida St 97-78
  • -lost to ME 4 Duke 51-55
  • 1978SECMideast
  • beat Florida St 85-76
  • beat Miami-Ohio 91-69
  • beat Michigan St 52-49
  • beat Arkansas 64-59
  • beat Duke 94-88
  • 1977SECEast
  • beat Princeton 72-58
  • beat VMI 93-78
  • lost to North Carolina 72-79
  • 1975SECMideast
  • beat Marquette 76-54
  • beat Central Mich 90-73
  • beat Indiana 92-90
  • beat Syracuse 95-79
  • lost to UCLA 85-92
  • 1973SECMideast
  • beat Austin Peay 106-100, OT
  • lost to Indiana 65-72
  • 1972SECMideast
  • beat Marquette 85-69
  • lost to Florida St 54-73
  • 1971SECMideast
  • lost to Western Ky 83-107
  • lost to Marquette 74-91
  • 1970SECMideast
  • beat Notre Dame 109-99
  • lost to Jacksonville 100-106
  • 1969SECMideast
  • lost to Marquette 74-81
  • beat Miami-Ohio 72-71
  • 1968SECMideast
  • beat Marquette 107-89
  • lost to Ohio State 81-82
  • 1966SECMideast
  • beat Dayton 86-79
  • beat Michigan 84-77
  • beat Duke 83-79
  • lost to UTEP 65-72
  • 1964SECMideast
  • lost to Ohio 69-85
  • lost to Loyola-Chicago 91-100
  • 1962SECMideast
  • beat Butler 81-60
  • lost to Ohio State 64-74
  • 1961SECMideast
  • beat Morehead St 71-64
  • lost to Ohio State 74-87
  • 1959SECMideast
  • lost to Louisville 61-76
  • beat Marquette 98-69
  • 1958SECMideast
  • beat Miami-Ohio 94-70
  • beat Notre Dame 89-56
  • beat Temple 61-60
  • beat Seattle 84-72
  • 1957SECMideast
  • beat Pittsburgh 98-92
  • lost to Michigan St 68-80
  • 1956SECMideast
  • beat Wayne St 84-64
  • lost to Iowa 77-89
  • 1955SECEast
  • lost to Marquette 71-79
  • beat Penn State 84-59
  • 1952SECEast
  • beat Penn State 82-54
  • lost to St. John's 57-64
  • 1951SECEast
  • beat Louisville 79-68
  • beat St. John's 59-43
  • beat Illinois 76-74
  • beat Kansas St 68-58
  • 1949SECEast
  • beat Villanova 85-72
  • beat Illinois 76-47
  • beat Oklahoma St 46-36
  • 1948SECEast
  • beat Columbia 76-53
  • beat Holy Cross 60-52
  • beat Baylor 58-42
  • 1945SECEast
  • lost to Ohio State 37-45
  • beat Tufts 66-56
  • 1942SECEast
  • beat Illinois 46-44
  • lost to Dartmouth 28-47